Sunday, December 9, 2012

On Alert

The "alpha" role of who is top dog keeps flipping in our house. When I first brought Jake home from the shelter, Gracie let him know she was the queen, diva, and totally in charge. As little Jake has gained confidence, he will often tell Gracie to go to hell. This photo is a prime example.

Since moving into this house in April, 2009, the leather chair has sat in this spot. I don't have a lot of room to rearrange furniture. The chair is tilted towards the window, which looks out on the side of the house. Perfect for dogs who want to know what is going on in the world. Gracie claimed the chair as hers as a 5 month old puppy. She would curl up, obviously enjoying the fact that she can see down the hall, out the window, and keep an eye on me in the kitchen.

Then along came Jake. See above. If Jake is feeling like top dog, he gets the chair, Gracie gets the hassock. If it is reversed, Jake is feeling timid that day. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: dogs are better than tv.

Have a good one.

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